Easton is located on a border of Northampton County of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. Easton is also the county seat of Northampton, with a population of 26.000 people according to statistics from 2010. The Lenape Native Americans used to call this place Lechauwitank or The Place at the Forks. The city of Easton was settled by Europeans in 1739 and founded in 1752. The name of the city - Easton - was given by Thomas Penn, the owner of 1000 of acres of the town. Famous residents of Easton include inventor Eddie Alkire, novelist Christian Bauman, actor Hack Coleman, astronomic artist Don Dixon, actor and musician Omar Doom, actor Daniel Dae Kim and gold medalist for freestyle wrestling Bobby Weaver.
Top Attractions within Easton
Historic Downtown is located to the north of Leigh River and the west of Delaware River. This area of Easton is filled with historic buildings, antique shops and cafes.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument is a memorial in the honor of the Americans who died in the American Civil War. The monument is placed in the town square, right in the middle of the downtown area of Easton.
The Peace Candle is the replica of a candle that is assembled and disassembled every year in the Christmas season and seated on top of the Civil War monument.
The 1816 Christmas Tree Plaque is located in Scott Park, a park located along the Delaware River. The plaque commemorates the event of putting up the first Christmas three in Easton, in 1816. Easton has an important German heritage and the people who first made a Christmas Tree here were actually Germans, this being at the origins a German custom. The first mention of this event was made in a book written by Daniel Foley, who says that a tree was set up during Christmas.
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